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A Plage On Both Your Houses + More Contributors Anyone?

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Those being my brain and body and the inability to allow me to sleep… Curse them both to hello and back. Only back cause I think hell might be cool and I want them to know what they are missing when they get to come back here, To be fair, they are likely to reside there in the future full-time. Hey, I just roll that way.

Now I’m really starting to wonder if my brain and body have turned against me? Sleep is supposed to be a natural thing and of course I do realise that things can go awry with the body and it affects your health. Pancreas I’m looking at you, if only you could get your insulin issues resolved I could enjoy a nice bowl of pasta again, at some point without the threat of going into a coma and losing a toe, a kidney, my eyesight or my life. what can I say my endocrinologist is a mean son of a bitch (which of course I love) and he laid it all out on the table for me. Lose the baby weight (4 kids remember), get healthy and get the sugars under control or you are going to cut 35 years off your life. Pleasant conversation. No I didn’t cry, no I didn’t throw anything but I don’t think I’ve ever been that quiet in my entire life. The reality sunk in, I have four little people who need a mother and I need to be here for them. So it became really easy, eat what I should, avoid what I shouldn’t  (I can’t exercise from what I call a social media injury, i.e. face booking down carpeted stairs with freshly pedicured feet and slipping and acquiring 3 spinal fractures. One in the neck one at t5 and one at L5, so damn it I did the job well. Half assed would have been better, but hey that’s totally not my thing). I did all these things without medical intervention, I kept all my stomach and I never once thought about taking the “easy way out”… cause lets face it, unless you have an underlying medical condition, which I don’t, that’s the chicken shit lazy route. Sure it took time, dedication and an iron will but hey I got there! Not so hard really calories in must be less than calories out and eat low Gi (not NO GI) carbs and it worked like a treat. In 6 months I dropped 30kg (whats that in pounds? 66lbs) all with diet alone. So I don’t believe for a second anyone without a legitimate medical reason or pressing health issue can’t do it any other way.

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I have a friend with a degenerative back disorder and thyroid potential issues, she is an idea candidate for this procede. Also one who was facing great medical risks, again good candidate. But the ones who take it as the easy route, really get my goat…. You know why, because you CAN do it, you just choose the easiest method possible. A permanent method that will affect nutrient absorption for the rest of your life. Have fun with that.

But that’s beside the point and a mini rant in my rant. I think my sleep/body clock is broken. I’ve tried sleep aids, I’ve tried old school antihistamines (which had me typing really odd messages to my overseas awake friends, sorry about that, but it’s like speaking toddler so I’m sure you got the point, or at leat I hope… nothing terrible was said, it was just a mess). The only culprit i can think of is stress but that seems to be a cop-out because it’s been going on 5 or 6 nights now and my stress levels are actually the same. If not decreased. So what the fuck is going on? My body is tired, my brain is tired but somehow the connections are not being made. Hell I even gave up the whole up of coffee I drink a day. The ONLY caffeine and I have 4 kids…. Yeah I’m hardcore.

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Ok to be fair I do think a lot and chronic insomnia is not a new thing to me, it’s just been years since I had it. Maybe it thought it would just pop on to say hello, like old friends do? How do you tell an old friend they have out stayed their welcome? I’ve tried being polite, I’ve tried being rude and as you know I ca be REALLY rude…. I’m not sure what is next. A sleep clinic? Fat load of good that would do me trying to sleep with a whole bunch of machines attached to me in a hospital like setting. Hospitals alone, unless I’m having a baby give me the willy’s.

So what to do next/ Yep I’m going to sit here and whine about it. Lets face it most of my audience is in the middle of the day anyways, so you can read it and then sleep peacefully at night. Have I mentioned I hate you for that?

I’m open to suggestions here…..

Also on that note, I’m open to post contributions. They can be as wild or as tame as you like. You don’t have to put your name on them and I will post them. It’s a nice way for other people to get topics out there that I might not even think about. For those you who are thinking “vaccinations” this a hot topic button for me, so I’m willing to give it a go, but we might end up having a heated discussion blog. Actually that might be kind of cool?

So on that note, I’m trying my 200th cup of warm milk or the night a bath and trying to gt ANY sleep. I’ve totalled 7 hours in 5 days… I’m waiting for the delirium to kick in or maybe it has already? Who knows. ,may delirious i’m “normal” Bahahaha I can’t even type that without bursting out loud…. Though my spelling and grammar seems to be worse or I;m pickling up on more. Safe bet is door number 2.

Do dear readers your tasks are:

1. Cure my insomnia.

2. Listen to me whine till it’s fixed.

3. Get your asses into gear and write me some great contributions. I promise minimal editing, I have no real boundaries other than hate speech, violent or pornographic content (i.e. picture, but you may talk about the impact they have on society) and I would REALLY love some real psychological debate on here, since that’s what I’m trained in.

Impress me!

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You Lost Me At Hello

Well actually that’s not true at all, but it sounded all kinds of cool to title a blog that, so why the hell not? But yes today Apple did lose me…. Just as I predicted.

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See I needed a new notebook for my research and Mr BmB took his back. It’s a Toshiba so more fool him really. I waited out the new iPad to see what it had to offer me, nothing too great other than it’s gold. So I was left pondering what should I get? It needed it to be portable, light weight and frankly my iMac just doesn’t really fit the bill. I will add in here I don’t mind the new Yosemite, some changes bug me but being a little OCD change drive me a little loopy. I’m sure I’ll get used to it but I swear some of the changes were not needed, just popped in for changes sake.

That annoys me. If there is a reason for some of them it might become apparent but they way you close down applications and get a new screen up? Why? Just why? It was fine the way it was! Well that my user opinion, I’m in no way a tech specialist so maybe there is a reason. Might be helpful if I took the user guide but that’s like asking a man to read instructions before assembling something. The step that happens after you mess something up.

But back to my need for what I like to call a ultrabook. It’s basically a great functioning min laptop. Yeah yeah the Apple stans are all screaming Mac Air at me…. BUT….. I decided, due to my disdain with my iPhone 6 (is it just me or is it glitchy as hell?) Programs shutting down mid usage, slow loading and a gyroscope issue that’s driving me batty in fucking messenger and my camera that I wanted to evaluate the market.

For me certain brands are automatically out, Toshiba, Samsung (we all know my disgust at them using the ALSIBC to one up Apple on their phones waterproof feature. A serious condition that should t be used as s marketing tool. Taking advantage of a “charitable” cause for marketing is Class A Epic cunt worthy), Dell, Asus and anything I’ve never heard of before. Bad experiences and I’m not revisiting them though some of that ironically (will get to that) might be due to Windows vista. So it left me with 3 options Mac Air, HP or Windows Surface Pro 3. Yeah ok I’m picky, sue me.

HP while always being very good to me in the past, all my computers before Apple were HP. But they are being sold off and their prices are crazy. Like mental. Yes I will pay for a good product a good price BUT their specs didn’t really hold up to the extra they wanted to charge for their tab/laptop combo. I don’t need 1tb of storage thanks to cloud like systems snd SD cards slots. Their other specs very similar if not slightly lacking compared to Apple or Windows.

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So I went in and looked at the Surface Pro 3, which btw presently has MASSIVE discounts for students/education/research NOW before you go jumping up and down at the price. On Micrisoft website only, stores can’t match it. Remember that, order from Windows online. Core i7 1800AUD FYI, top of line, not the baby sister core i7 at 1500 AUD approx , USB, SD slot, 1″ smaller screen but better resolution (than Air) and retina display, cooling fan and the rest is in line with a custom-built top of line Air top of lines identical price with student discount. Though having to purchase a yearly subscription to Office is total bullshit. I’d happily be using 2007 if I could!

You know where they lost me? This is a tablet that can be used as a laptop and try that with an iPad. Possibly but specs are too low to function as s good ultrabook. Secondly, the touch screen. I’m SO used to it now that not having it seems archaic! Apple will never go there because then they think they will leech consumers from getting both iPads and Airs. They are right…. Makes me hate them more! I can feel them hsnging me from the ankles, trying to get out all my loose change… But that’s so Apple. If they combined the devices who needs both? So in a round about way being spoilt by Apples touch screen and old innovative ways have spoilt me. A  new Air not being slated till at least early next year and I was out the door. Let’s face it, I was heading that way anyways.

Apple as I’ve said in the past with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and lack of innovation just have totally lost me. The brand means nothing but old and stale technology and the android (why do we call it that? It make it sounds like they are invading from out of space it something, when they were here first!) have well and truly caught up and surpassed them.

So I’ve relinquished my place in the Apple cult and now see them as the poor cousin. Even the OS update left me cold, nothing remarkable there. It even has me pondering my next phone. The only thing that keeps me with an iPhone is the apps, but we are seeing a shift towards more android users and in sure the app market will follow.

So today Apple you lost a very brand loyal customer, I’ve had an iPhone since the 3s (all of them and never waiverr in brand loyalty, remember the 48 hour epic no sleep bender?) and my iMacs maybe 4/5 years and I’ve lost all interest in iPads. Given them to the kids. They are toys. I’m too old for toys. Being 26 😉

Something for them to mull over me thinks! Because I’m sure I’m not the first, won’t be the last and when they say Samsung had lost 60% of market to Apple we need to keep in mind this is s trend that always follows a new phone release. It will readjust and the time period they measure a very well picked one. Plus Galaxy tabs are crap but show the innovation androids CAN have, but watch out we have a new player in the Windows Surface  Pro 3 (let’s forget the 2 existed, they’ve evolved)

In short either start gaming up or get out now Apple cause not even your iwatch is going to save you. Useless copycat piece of crap. Even the Samsung watch is better now, granted took them like million tries but fuck they kept trying. They also succeeded in epic fashion over the iwatch (yeah I know it’s The Apple Watch, not a marketing genius move if you ask me) So you need to try  a bit harder Apple!

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As for the WSP3, love it!

ps. I have received zilch for this review is purely my opinion!

Oh iwatch THiS is a cool watch!

 

Snyome got any suggestions for an iMac updgrafe away from Apple? I’d love to hear! Hell at this pint I’d trade in my iPhone 6…. Yep they’ve lost me and it will take a miracle to get me back!

 

Insomnia.

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Have have to say it you’re a bitch! I’m sure you’re female, cause really no man on th face of this planet would go to so many lengths to torment someone. Ok, maybe they would, but I’m going on a hunch here. There is nothing like being the only one awake into the wee hours of the morning and having none around. At first this was a novelty and I really relished my “spare time”, but now I’m working I have a bit more of that (i.e. kid and husband free time, not that I don’t adore spending time with them). But then add in 4-6 hours at night, in the dead of night, with nothing but random thoughts that fly through my brain at warp speed, it becomes a bit of a crazy and dare I say it lonely place. I really could try to keep all my thoughts written down but guaranteed in my type of shorthand, in the morning they would make little to no sense. Add that in to the 3 hours of sleep I’m averaging a night and it’s just enough to send me that more around the bend and produce another sleepless night.

I honestly wish it would piss right off. I’ve tried cutting out coffee, much to the horror of all those around me,m not to do too much stimulating stuff (get your mind out of the gutters you pervs) and relax before bed and NONE of it is soaking in. I’m trained in this field and I know ALL the tricks, but I swear my brain like to fuck with me just or fun. Almost ALL of my best ideas come to me as I’m drifting off to sleep and I have to get up and write them then and there or they are lost forever. Of course being a verbose writer, this takes a lot of time because while I’m a bit lax with the spelling and grammar, I’m really into detail when it comes to planning. I write it so a 5-year-old can understand it. Cause lets face it at 3 am I have the mental capacities to write with a 5-year-old and my sleep deprived brain thanks for me it in the morning. Hell I’ve been known to have entire text conversations at 3am and not remember a damn word of what I’ve said, though they do seem to make sense. I think I wrote a manifesto once… I’ll need to look that up. God know what it was about. This time last night I was renegotiating my phone contract. Yay for 24 hour call centers.

I’ve had people say “why don’t you go to a sleep laboratory” and the answer to that question is fucking simple, I don’t have a sleeping issue, I have a brin turning off issue. I think if it ever went quiet, my only thought would be “Am I dead or dying”…. Because I really can’t reiterate the speed at which thoughts come into my brain and even get them on to paper in a cohesive a readable manner. You should try listening to me in person!

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There are random linkages to the thoughts, I know this, but unless you were to delve into the recesses of my brain, which I don’t recommend, it makes jack all sense as far as logic goes to anyone else.

So here I am stint up at near 1am bitching about not being able to sleep, again, third night in a row. You lucky bastards get to listen… Ok now to something a bit more productive internet shopping. At least its a way to pass the time and what can MrBmB do? At lest I’m not hassling him from the light on my phone while he is trying to sleep. Its funny 4 kids, 1 husband, a cat and this place feels empty…. or boring, which ae interchangeable terms in my life.

I have a few, no related to any post revenge plans to cook up, so that should keep me busy for a while. After the shopping!

May the Sandman find the way to your house, cause he sure as shit can’t find me!! Point him in my direction, pretty please and thank you!

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Thanks!

I rarely, ok never really, come on here and not rant and rave about something that has given me the shit’s. Well not just the shit’s but pissed me off badly enough to write a blog on it. Usually a long blog. Sorry I don’t do the cliffnotes version of things.

So today is s first. No ranting, no raving and no name calling or finger-pointing. Well not in a bad way. It’s ok the earth is still spinning and I havent been possessed or anything, well that I know of. If that changes, the entity that has taken me over will let you know I’m sure. Plus honestly? I don’t think it can be more brutally honest than I am!

But today I want to say a big THANK YOU for every message of support, every message of encouragement and every person who has reached out not only to make sure I’m ok (though seriously I LOVE hate mail, it means my point came across loud and clear and those who the shoe fits got the message) but to also say they AGREE with what I had to say yesterday. Even my 2am rant that was full of sleep deprived mistakes and errors. You peeps rock! But I knew that already.

I have a solid circle of very good friends. We may communicate by Internet mainly, but they are some of the closest women in my life and they ALWAYS have my back. What I didn’t expect is support from others, whom I’ve always respected but I’d never expect them to have my back in the same way. Not because they aren’t awesome, they are fucking awesome, but because we aren’t as close as my “inner circle”. Who by the way rock. I’d leave my kids with these women and know they would be well cared for without hesitation, that says a lot about how much respect and appreciation I have for them. I wouldn’t leave my kids with most people!

To those of you who have written support and shown me not only respect but encouraged me in civilizing the world (newsroom quote), from the deepest recesses of my heart that isn’t black and cold I thank you. It’s small but there, promise! It’s meant a great deal to me. I don’t live for pats on the back, I don’t write for compliments (obviously) but what I do appreciate is an unsolicited message that says “Mrs BMB I totally agree and you have my respect and support”…. Because you took the time out of your busy days to tell me this, when you really could be doing something else. Anything else, but you chose to write to me. So for that you have my gratitude, my respect and most of all my loyalty. If you are ever in a tough spot, I will be here to back you 200%! Please remember that.

Oh and my anal OCD tendencies had me calculate for every message of hate or disgust I got 3.45 messages of support. Since you can imagine the amount of hate, imagine the level of support. You my friends are shining stars and made me making my stand, stating my unfiltered opinion and all the associated negativity well worth it. When the chips are down, you really find out who’s on your side, who’s not and who’s playing both.

So this is me sending my love and gratitude.

I was going to post this as words of inspiration and thankfulness to these individuals, but I realised you’re already there!

 

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Never change xx

Ahh Hater's Going To Hate.

Well I hate to quote Taylor Swift cause she is super fucking annoying but so am the rest of the people I’m about to write about, so it fits.

Well Thank you of the overwhelming “fan” mail that I have revived in the past hours since I posted my last blog. I’m seriously overwhelmed by the time, effort and pure thought and that you all managed to take time out of your busy days to write to me. I’m truly flattered and this means that I really must have hit some fucking nerves. Awesome, cause that was my bloody intention you muppet’s. Or lemmings might be a more correct term…. I love watching you fall from the hill. Call me a sadist.

The piece I wrote was not warm and fuzzy, it was not meant to be polite and it was mean to point the finger at someone people who think they are Queen of the Internet and an expert cause they can bloody google… But I think my point got across, you might be able to silence me on YOUR site, ban me even, but here? I rule the bloody fucking roost and you can suck big fat hairy ones, cause I can write whatever the fuck I want and I WILL. Ohh no, that compulsive need for control that had you starting up your own internet site is all types of itchy now right?

Good, cause you and an uneducated cunt who has done more harm than good in the time I have known you, advocated for the most stupid and selfish things possible and taken the poor unfortunate plebs that believe what you say as gospel, with mixed result. You are an absolute danger to the world in general, let alone people on the internet and the cult you are intent on building. (though the number of sites you have been banned from is phenomenal. Thank to a former friend for that information, now in your inner circle. Yep she sold you ALL out… wonder who?)

So here is a clear message, hate all you like, call me all the names that you like, hell we can even go back to old games. but what I WON’T tolerate is being called a BAD MOTHER. Actually coming from the sources it has, it’s actually a compliment cause it you called me a good mother I’d be fucking terrified. I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, no one is. But I like to think I’m the best possible mother I CAN be IN THE MOMENT and as parents that’s the best we can hope for. Of course on reflection I think I could have handled something better, made a different choice or something similar. BUT in THAT moment, I’ve done the best I can and if I’m lacking I have NO issues with telling my kids, apologising, letting them know why I might have made a bad call and explaining to them all you can be is the best IN THE MOMENT. If you have an issue with that I suggest you take parenting 101 and really look at it hard, cause otherwise you will be setting yourself up for failure. You are human too, we all make mistakes but it’s how we deal with them and learn from them that is important.

I stick to EVERYTHING I said in my last blog, actually I think I was rather restrained given my absolutely abhorrent view of the persons in question. There are not enough swear words, psychological terms or vitriolic rage that can convey my utter contempt for this person or like her or that follow her in general. You’ll know who you are, you fucked bunch of dumb amoebas. I actually think giving you the combined intelligence of a piece of driftwood was generous…. Drift wood has ZERO intelligence, you are worse than that, because you actually are deluded enough to think you have ANY intelligence. Newsflash Google is not a medical resource, peer-reviewed literature DOES exist for both sides of a point and just leaving out what you don’t agree with ISN’T intelligent or proving anything other than you have a single-minded agenda, that is purely selfish and you don’t care who gets harmed in the process. Even if it’s your own kids. FUCKING BAD PARENTING 101. But that’s not surprising because under all that bullshit is a very sick, mentally, individual who is a compulsive liar and a really bad one at that. The most terrific thing, ok one of them, about having a eidetic memory is that I never forget something I read and when things start to look wonky and like things are being pulled out of thin air to suit your story for the day, I’m the first to notice. Actually I’m sure there are more, but they just don’t want to get involved.

Screw that, I’m going to shit over you at every turn. You know why? I have this wonderful thing where I screenshot EVERYTHING I’m sent, I read and I find iffy. EVERY LAST DAMN THING…. So all those bitches in the past, you all have your own nice little backed up files with every lie, every rumour, every nasty thing you’ve ever said about anyone just sitting here, jic one day I decide to blow you all apart for fun. Normally I wouldn’t but after 5 years of  this sht, the fun value has skyrocketed. You might also think you have outsmart me by blocking me and all your posts being hidden, but you don’t give me enough credit…. chicken littles your sky will come crashing down one day (especially those who wrote the hate mail, you know who you are…. In the words of The Fly, be afraid be very afraid)

So this is a nice little reminder to those who have shat on me, intend on shitting on me, who have spied on me (oh yes I know who you are, people turn faster than you think), unless you want to release the dragon, who I should add is now supercharged, you’d be better off shutting you bloody mouths and just pretending I don’t exist, like I do you….

You may also refer to me as Queenie if you wish, cause the OLD queen, well off with her head and in with the new. You asshats have been warned.


Have a delightful night and weekend won’t you .

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Just My Opinion.

Well today’s topic is going to piss a fair few people off. Specific people but to be fair I think you’re all uneducated plebs with the combined IQ of driftwood, so for the record I don’t give a flying fuck, you can kiss my skinny ass.

Nothing wrong with fat asses, but I exercised and dieted to get mine back after 4 kids with 3 spinal fractures and didn’t go the medical route of having half my stomach removed cause I’m a lazy bitch. I will point out there are 2 exceptions to that statement (E and R) so not referring to you, but I think that’s obvious cause you’re my bitches!

I always say I’m against Mummy Wars and I totally AM. I couldn’t give a fuck how you had your kid, breastfeeding/formula fed or any of the other competitive bullshit women are into. Unless you’re a bad parent, then I care.

Seriously in 6 months no one will give a shit and likely no one does now. They might ask but I really don’t think they care enough to actually be fussed, it just seems it’s part of the Mummy Wars or something to ask.

What I do care about is people who pop kids out like they are candy (yes I have four but mine are all loved, fed, well-educated and balanced… No candy popping here), don’t look after their kids and seem intent on building their own little secluded cult.

As a child development specialist, let me tell you, you’re fucking up big time and the fact you don’t care, because it’s about you and not the kids, makes you an unfit parent in my opinion. Yep I’ll say it, you’re an UNFIT PARENT, you need investigation and the best thing that could ever happen, for your kids, is they are taken away from you. Professionally, you REALLY need a psych evaluation and I can predict you’ll fail miserably. Smart money is on Borderline Personality Disorder and I don’t say that lightly cause damn that shit is serious.

Today I heard a tale of a parent who had a new child that made no fucking sense at all. Scheduled sections before term that weren’t emergency, IUGR that seems to be missing from the picture but obvious, a baby that appears to be in the NICU despite the claims of being healthy and of course how all the complications were due to the medical profession and not the fact that you’re a completely uneducated fool, whose been pushing their own agenda for years.

See I realise if you admit you were wrong now, your credibility is shot (if you had any other than your sheep followers) and basically you’ve been TRYING to pass yourself off as educated for over half a decade, with NO real qualification. I’m sorry universities that are based on the Internet don’t count nor do BS courses that have no real accreditation bodies. Frankly you’re an Epic Uneducated Cunt who should be locked up for not only being crazy but for child abuse.

Yes this seems harsh but fuck it, it’s exactly how I feel and I’m not going to mince words here cause guess what? This is MY space and you can’t edit me here. So suck that big fat one! Hey fuck HERE I’M THE QUEEN….

No pregnancy is not a “medical condition” but needs medical management because it’s in the best interests of the baby. But you know better right? Yes it’s natural, but so’s producing insulin and my pancreas didn’t get the memo. Sure women have been having babies since the dawn of time and the death rates for both mothers and babies have declined dramatically since we discovered this thing called medical management and preventative care. See preventative care doesn’t mean medical condition, it means preventing and managing any issues that may arise.

I feel the same about women who smoke, drink and take dangerous drugs when pregnant. Poison yourself, that’s fine. But you’re damaging your baby and that’s unacceptable. When you choose to have a child their health SHOULD come first and if it doesn’t, why are you even bothering? You’re setting them up for a life of increased risk of cancers, psychological and health issues. How is THAT being a good parent? Sorry you fail that basic test and I have no time for you. Even eating foods considered high risk cause you “crave” them is irresponsible. Sure the odds are in your favour but I’ve known THREE separate women to lose babies to Listeria and toxoplasmosis. Is it worth the gamble? Fuck if I can avoid carbs (being diabetic) and keep my sugars so regulated that even the hardest assed endocrinologist can’t fault me, then why so hard to just be healthy?!

I personally have had 4 complicated pregnancies and deliveries. With Master 6, perfect pregnancy, without the instant medical care during delivery I got in a medical setting we’d both be dead. With the last 3, just I’d be dead. I’m sure Mr BmB would love to be a widower with 4 kids. But my life was saved every last time, due to unexpected and unpredictable complications. Complications that had I said home birthed would have had me dead before an ambulance got here.

Fortunately I’m educated enough to know there are real risks, unpredictable risks and ones that need immediate attention. I’m not just saying hospital births, I’m all good with well supervised birthing centres and even well monitored home births. But free births (or free birth VBAC’s, fucking lunacy) and you’re fucking out of your mind! How a woman in labour or the Daddy can see disaster coming with NO formal training is impossible? This lesson was almost learned the hard way by a certain individual who missed a mild abruption for 48 hours. Had it been a total abruption and they’d both have been dead.

So today’s post is dedicated to giving a giant “you’re a fucking cunt idiot who cares more for THEIR birth experience than the actual focus on the joy of the BABY’S birth”, which is how it should be. Fuck this mentality it’s about your experience, regardless of the risk and maybe let’s think about how a REAL honest to god birth plan should simply be to have a baby in the safest and best environment FOR the baby. See the distinction?

As for the BS story I heard today filled with misinformation, lies and basic stupidity I’m filled with nothing but contempt. You really are a failure as a mother, because a REAL mother puts their kids first regardless of their personal preferences. That’s being a parent, a good parent. But you know fuck all about that. But like I said there are obvious psychiatric issues underlying this persons stupidity.

As an added note being anorexic and pregnant is not a good thing. All against medical intervention in any form but other than for cosmetic reasons. The mind boggles. Boob job next? Awesome. Cause bring in a medical setting to have a baby “dangerous” but gastric bypass surgery and boob job? Of course, why wouldn’t you?

Fucking insanity!

Oh and if you don’t like this post or my opinion I hope the door hits you hard on the ass on the way out! You’re just as fucking stupid as they are and we can’t be friends! Full Stop!

Know Your Consumer RIGHTS!

I’m actually sitting here on the tail of what has been an epic clusterfuck when it comes to dealing with a certain company, who I likely shouldn’t name because well I don’t really feel like being sued. Lets just put it this way, they sell designer apparel, at discounted prices, are based in Singapore and have a Head Office in Sydney…. If this isn’t enough of a clue feel free to send me a message an I can tell you in detail about MY experience with them, which is nothing but fact. So no slander/libel/defamation here, cause it’s based on solid fucking hard fact.

Now I’m not your average Joe, I have some legal training (law degree) and generally consumer law is something I’m pretty well versed at, cause basically I’m one hell of a consumer. Let’s cut a long story short, this business did something questionable at least, criminal at worst. For me that is a deal breaker, I’m not doing business with companies who think it’s ok to produce fraudulent bank documentation, just a random example lets not get too specific of what I could be talking about. Nothing too specific there. As soon as I got wind of this, all bets were off. I’ve been doing business with this company for close to 3 years and yesterday I closed ALL my accounts. Which for those of you who know me is a BIG deal because I love designer bags and I love not paying retail. If I was an Amex customer in their terms I’d have a black or maybe even clear card. Honestly I get confused to which gets me what cause I don’t use them. But I digress.

Now company has a said statement in their “terms and conditions” any cancelled lay-bys will insure a 20% deposit forfeiture. Seems reasonable…. Then when I was produced with a 2k forfeiture, I raid my eyebrows and though, they have to be fucking kidding me, this can’t be right? These types keeping of funds are to cover admin costs and any “associated” expenses encounter  by cancellation of lay-by. Well fuck me, near 2k to realist a bag, that’s been on lay-by 2 days (well 2 bags actually), that hasn’t been moved warehouse or actually had anything other than sold written on it on the website seemed, well,  fucking excessive. Otherwise their hourly rate is ridiculious!

Here’s where it pays to know your rights. There is this little thing that superseded the Trade Practices Act, Called the Competition and Consumers ACT (2010), funnily enough managed by The Competition and Consumer Tribunal. So I took a little digging around. Now it seems that “lay-by forfeiture” is not actually a legally definable or usable legal term, though used a lot (you’re welcome) and that any Termination Fee (it MUST be phrased like this, not the lay-by forfeiture) has to be justifiable to the expenses endured to the company….

So I posed a little letter that went something like this: Now the first rule of thumb in my book is to come out a little pissed, give a bit of your hand away and then follow-up with a blast you to hell legal letter that’s aim is to have them shitting in their pants if first letter does not work.

Dear Assfuck Company (ok I used real names but CC’ed in everyone I could find in ANY position of power… yes to the international CEO),

Due to fraudulent misinformation provided to by your company to my bank, there are serious allegations of fraudulent misrepresentations from your end I am being chased by my bank’s financial crimes services to investigate us both. This is not  only embarrassing but completely unacceptable. Due to the nature of your actions I wish to terminate ALL business dealings with you immediately .I request ALL money that you hold of mine on orders,  including deposits be returned on all orders, with no exceptions.

If you insist on keeping deposits illegally, regardless of what your “policies say” then I WILL peruse both criminal and civil proceedings. Being out over $2k due to this abomination is not something I am willing to accept. It is very clear that holding of such deposits when it comes to financial matters like this is not actually legally enforceable and a very black and white matter of law. May I please point you to:

http://www.consumerlaw.gov.au/content/the_acl/downloads/sales_practices_guide_dec_2011.pdf

You will find section 5 the most enlightening. I have summarised and highlighted the relevant laws, for your easy perusal.

Competition and Consumer act (2010), as I provided s5

CANCELLING A LAY-BY

The consumer may cancel the agreement at any time before receiving the goods. On cancellation, the consumer must receive a refund of all money paid, less any termination fee specified in the agreement.

The termination fee must not be more than the supplier’s reasonable costs. This could include storage and administration costs. If the supplier cancels the lay-by the termination fee cannot be charged. Termination fees MUST be transparent and available on request.

PENALTIES
It is an offence for a supplier to:

enter into a lay-by agreement without putting it in writing
not give the consumer a copy of the written agreement
refuse all of the consumer’s money (except for the termination charge)
Charge a termination fee that is higher than the reasonable costs associated with the agreement or when the supplier has breached the lay-by agreement.
Each offence has maximum civil and criminal penalties of $30,000 for a body corporate and $6000 for an individual.

I Also include for your perusal:

http://www.consumerlaw.gov.au/content/the_acl/downloads/sales_practices_guide_dec_2011.pdf

When a consumer cancels a lay-by agreement

The consumer can cancel the lay-by agreement any time before delivery of the goods. If the consumer cancels, the supplier must refund all amounts paid by the consumer, less any termination fee that was clearly specified in the lay-by agreement.

There is no set amount or percentage for a termination fee, but it must not be more than the supplier’s ‘reasonable costs’ relating to the agreement – for example, storage and administrative costs. What is ‘reasonable’ will depend on the circumstances, and suppliers should be prepared to justify claims for reasonable costs.

I will take this opportunity to inform you I have NEVER been informed of a termination fee, just a deposit forfeiture, which are not legally interchangeable terms. I would also like to point out that the money you are trying to hold is not justifiable, in terms of your expenses and if I am to loge a complaint with the appropriate department I request full transcripts of my accounts, deposits held and will encourage them to fully investigate your company. You may have noted each infringement is a 30K fine EACH. After reading the relevant laws, getting independent advise and my own legal education i surmise the following:

1. Your Terms And Conditions are not enforceable due to poor legal terminology that makes them unforceable.

2. I am justified in requesting a transparent costing for how you figure your costs for my lay-by forfeiture its equal to 2k when I can list an item on eBay for $2. You have refused this, which by law you cannot.

3, If all moneies are not deposited back into my account 24 hours from now, with digital receipts I will forward on a further letter of demand, outlining other damages/costs that I have suffered due to this business arrangement.  (the bank closed down ALL our accounts, including business accounts for 6 hours. This is a substantial period of time and the figure I gave them, again would have them shitting their pants)

4. I will be reporting you to the appropriate regulatory authorities,  including the specific law breeches, a dated copy of your TAC as well as all correspondence where you continue to use the term Lay-by forfeiture. I will also express my deep concern at how long these practices have been going on and request a full investigation,

Given both of these you are NOT entitled to my deposits (as you call them) as they are not termination fees (not interchangeable). I WILL pursue this legally at will also go for costs as legislation clearly states you are breaking the law.

I hope to end this as quickly as possible with minimal fuss. But I will push to have ALL my funds reimbursed and you held accountable for your actions.

Sincerely,

A VERY PISSED OFF MRS BmB.

Ps. I suggest you get a new legal team (I JUST had to add that in for shits and giggles)

Would you believe this email was sent at 10pm at night, I was granted full refund by 10:30 am…. That’s 1.5 hours for them to do enough research and realise I knew exactly what I was talking about and I would take them to hell and back just because I could.

So the lesson there consumers, is KNOW your rights. Don’t just settle for the whole “statutory blah blah blah” and actually read what is said and the terminology that has to be used by the seller. Otherwise you have the ACC, the OFT and TFSO at your fingertips and they WILL fry them for you….

FYI yes I DID get my refunded but they missed a number in my bank account so of course it’s going to bounce back (should I be surprised?). More fool them, I rang my banks head office and emailed my branch and they will be looking for it so it doesn’t bounce back. Since the 2k is the 20% deposit you can only imagine how much they are hating me right now. Oh well, open door closes and another opens, I’ve found another Givenchy I’m IN LOVE with for half the price. WIN WIN WIN really.

Oh and how did they break the news they knew they had been legally outgunned?

As previously mentioned, we would have needed to forfeit 20% deposit as the cancellation fee. However, we are able to refund the deposit of as a goodwill because you are a valuable customer. Therefore, we will cancel all  orders as per your request and refund a total your bank account.

Yeah like that ever happens…. I bet give them 3 days their terms and conditions are renamed and the rules change. Screenshots taken and dated, all email correspondence kept and OCD pays off… Too late. Did I mention I filed a complaint anyways? Cause I’m a bitch. But for the greater good. I hope every person gets back what they are owed and those 30K fines add up…. Maybe I’ll want to buy a failing business? LOL (half kidding)

And FYI that was the nice letter….

But it goes to show, don’t let big companies try and snow you, know your right and be prepared to fight for them. Go a little BmB on them!

 

Question My Integrity!

There are many things that could be said about me, I’m sure a lot of them are true or at least halfway there. I pretty much will own any insult you want to throw my way because let’s bloody face it, I’m sure at some point I’ve been whatever adjective has befallen me. Totally own it. I can be a crazy, ocd, manipulative, sociopathic (high morality remember), cunt, giant pain in the ass, obnoxious, snobby, bitchy ball of awesome. No doubt. Throw them my way and I’ll just smile at you. Sure I’m keeping score and wondering how I can better myself to annoy you even further next time. But be warned, there is one thing that if is ever mentioned or questioned it will have you cut…. Literally and verbally. Of course I won’t do the physical cutting, I have people for that but retribution will be swift, it will be painful and it will be as vengeful as my sociopathic/psychopathic brain can muster.

If you question my integrity or loyalty, even sniff at hinting at it and then I’m sorry whomever you are, you just made it to Epic Class A Cunt level with the extra bonus round of retribution added in, just to hammer home my point. I live by the simple rule if you don’t fuck with me, I don’t fuck with you. If you even think for a nano second that you can question my loyalty or integrity then you have stepped into very dangerous ground and you better hope to hell that the devil takes pity on you, the ground opens and swallows you whole. I promise that’s a fucking carnival ride compared to the epic journey of learning that you are about to embark on…. I guarantee you that.

While I AM many things I’m loyal to the core. This doesn’t mean I’m perfect and I’ve never strayed into disloyal territory at some point, but I ALWAYS own it and guaranteed you will find out about it FROM me the instant I realize my gaffe. I’m an open book, I live a transparent life and I would never say anything behind someone’s back that I wouldn’t say to your face. Being a sociopath has its bonuses cause while I might feel bad and remorseful for my actions, because they reflect badly on me, I will still own it like a fucking boss. Hell you might even get some of the rarest words out of my vocabulary “I’m sorry” and “I apologise”…. Seriously ask MrBmB, they are only things I say when I truly mean it, I don’t use it to placate people and I sure as shit don’t throw it around like candy. Because honestly, I’m rarely sorry. You know why? Because I never put myself in a position where I need to be.

This week I’ve had my integrity questioned over money. It’s always money. You have it, people get jealous, they want it and somehow think that by knowing you they are entitled to it. To you I say, go and get a fucking job and earn it like I did. I’ve 4 kids, I work, I’m doing a PhD and managed to run several large companies whilst pregnant. With Master 6 I lived on 4 hours sleep a night the entire pregnancy. You grow a near 10lb baby at the same time and then you’ll understand. Until then, let me assure you EVERY red cent I have to my name, every grant, every scholarship and every successful business I’ve owned I’ve cried, bled, sweated, had sleepless nights and developed a now very well-managed anxiety disorder. I’ve paid my dues in spades. Honestly, through hard work and without the expectation of CHARITY.

I come from a traditional “broken home” I put myself through uni, working 2 full-time jobs at the same time as full-time, maintained a near perfect GPA and cared for a dying relative in this time period. The short of it is I busted my ass to get where I am today. I have ZERO time for sob stories, they will get the door slammed in your face as quick as I look at you. What I have time for is grit, determination and the drive to succeed. Basically if I see you in me, then we can be colleagues at worst friends at best.

What I HATE is the money divide. Like I said everything I/we have we have earned in some capacity. No exceptions. It may look different to bystanders who don’t know us well but that’s the truth. So if you think I’m handing over lump sums of money cause we are “friends and you have a great unthought out business plan”, I’m sorry I missed all the branches if I fell from the stupid tree.

If I offer to try to help you out, out of the kindness of my heart (this is now stone cold so unless you know I’m not referring to you) I will do my very best. What I won’t stand for us backhanded insinuations I’ve somehow ripped you off or somehow misled you. Integrity. I have it, in spades and to a fault. If it went to plan and let’s face it not all things go to plan, I suggest you look squarely at your friend who DIDN’T want to contribute, rather than suggesting I’ve taken what is a pittance in my world to keep to do fuck God knows with, know that. Because I will state here and now, I tried around everything else I have going on in my life and YOUR friends weren’t interested. Not ONE, so I suggest you look at them, rather than insinuating I’ve embezzled, stolen or taken from you. Because sure as shit that’s where the blame lays. Did I say this in direct terms? No because obliterating 100 of your closest friends isn’t something I really wanted to do… But you question MY integrity and I’m passing the buck to where it falls and it’s not here.

I expect the same level of integrity and honesty from MY friends and acquainted people. I’ve been let down in epic fashion and taken advantage more times than I’d like to count. Both in monetary terms and in a personal level. It only happens once and you are banished from my life forever. I am not an ATM, I’m not a constant means of support and if you come asking me for money all bets are off. If I offer it’s because I respect you, I understand your situation and I can help. It’s a choice. But begging and complaining, instant blacklist.

So to the cunts who questioned my integrity this week I have a simple message, go fuck your self cunt. I’ve done nothing but good things for you, put up with ridiculous demands (gag order) and I’m done. I expect an apology at the very least, some groveling and the admittance you are WAY out of line. You have 7 days…. That’s enough time for me to plot an act that will make you remember to never fuck with me again, stay away from me and that MY integrity and loyalty is NEVER to be questioned. Otherwise expect the BmB reaper to appear.

I will NOT fucken stand for it no matter the source, if you’re my “friend” and the fact you aren’t banished is out of respect to another individual. Remember that. I don’t NEED the pittance you are “wronged and you think I’ve stolen” Jesus I bought 3(!) designer bags today worth 10x that much outright. You’re talking couch change to me. Raid the kids piggy banks, I’m sure there’s enough there for you.

That is all.

GamerGate – Feminism

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Ok I had an epic blog written on equality v feminism, stemming from GamerGate. Accidentally deleted it, my stupid fault, so cliff notes version it is.

It’s actually fitted quit well into piece 4 of my raising children blogs. Whoever said procrastination is the devil obviously never met Lea Michele it has seen how all things can falling into place when they are meant to.

We live in a world gone mad. My Twitter feed if full of GamerGate, being a non game to be this sounds like the Surviver version of last gamer standing wins. I’m not certain those contests exits but I’d wager on it. Obviously I’m not a gamer. The basic principle is the backlash about the over serialisation of females and associated violence towards women in computer games. Got it agree but may I point out a few double standards here? It’s in now in point form cause I’ve written it once and I’m kicking myself for deleting it accidentally.

I agree violence and over sexualisation of women in computer games IS a real issue. Desensitisation and the formation of normative patterns our children are going to learn. I the other hand if someone could point me in the direction of the men who look like The Prince of Persia or Assassin’s Creed type looking men, I’d appreciate it cause seriously I really can’t find them in real life. These games are bloodbath but it’s ok cause it’s men v men. I will add in here I find Grand Theft Auto appalling and yeah changes need to be made. The literature suggests the more men/women are exposed to the graphic images like this changed their psychological makeup. Things that shouldn’t be normalise are, for the worst.

I now would like to point out the HUGE massive standard where female models, movie stars, musicians ect are paid ridiculous amounts to sexualize products, make them sexy and use sex to sell. It’s ok cause they are being paid right? But can you have your cake and eat it too? Equal rights, does NOT mean “well unless I get paid handsomely for it”…. Media, movies, print media, commercial and basically anything used to sell item to girls aged 5+ have a sexual element. Since when did 5 year olds become sexual creatures and what kind of future are we setting them up for? A world of double standards. We complain when it suits and take the cash when it suits. Yep, selling out.

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You wander down the toy isles in you stores and are confronted with slutty liking Bratz dolls and a multitude of unsuitable overs sexualised items for little girls. Though buy her a truck and people applause, cause why can’t have a girl have a truck?

Conversely I buy my boy a Barbie or anything pink and I’ve actually been asked, much to my disgust “are you trying to give him the gays”…. Well didn’t that idiot cop an educated mouthful on homosexuality being genetic and who the fuck cares. I want happy, supported children. Whether I go shopping for shoes with a DIL or a SIL no bloody difference to me as long as my child is happy! Don’t like it? Go fuck your self.

Which brings me to the topic of feminism and to the ridiculousness it’s gotten to so feminist we are working against ourselves. Taken board members on a board mandated due to presence of a vagina? Well you can shove that, I want to be employed on merit alone! The best candidate, not the one with the vaginal advantage. I’m sure some women deserve their places I know others don’t. What ever happened to the best candidate for the job? Yeh glass ceilings and Sheryl Sansberg (cunt)will see you s comic book on how were as women can have it all. What about boys?. Can they have it all? By not including boys and bring by being purely feminist you’re being discriminatory. She’s a cunt, so I’m not surprised.

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So I’m left wondering is feminist actually the anti-feminist movement starting and the beginning of the end of equality as a concept?

I hope society matures to see these things but I doubt it. I will answer the God homosexuality debate her. God doesn’t make mistakes correct? Genetics ate the basis for homosexuality. So has he made mistake or are you clinging to an archaic belief? Remembering Romans too male lover before marriage, way back in the time of Jesus. Just food for thought.

Interesting piece by John Oliver. Love him as much as Louis Theroux!